Jonathan Mayhew

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Professor
Primary office:
785-864-0287
Wescoe Hall
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University of Kansas
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Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Teaching Interests

  • Twentieth-Century Spanish and Spanish American Poetry
  • Lorca
  • Contemporary US Poetry
  • Translation Theory
  • Poetry and Performance
  • Prosody
  • Jazz
  • Music and Literature

Research Interests

  • Twentieth-Century Spanish and Spanish American Poetry
  • Lorca
  • Contemporary US Poetry
  • Translation Theory
  • Poetry and Performance
  • Prosody
  • Jazz
  • Music and Literature

Selected Publications

"“José-Miguel Ullán: hacia una poética de lo visual.”." Hispanic Issues . Forthcoming.

"“Poetic Literacy 101: Beyond Nervous Cluelessness”." Approaches to Teaching Latin American Poetry, ed. Jill Kuhnheim and Melanie Nicholson. MLA. . Forthcoming. MLA Approaches to Teaching..

" “Footnotes to Apocryphal Lorca.”." Paideuma. Forthcoming.

"“A Poet’s Theatre: Lorca on the American Stage from Prometheus in Granada to Barbarous Nights.”." Hecho Teatral. (2015).

Mayhew, Jonathan. "The Genealogy of Late Modernism in Spain: Unamuno, Lorca, Zambrano, and Valente." Modernist Cultures (2012).

Mayhew, Jonathan. Apocryphal Lorca: Parody, Translation, Kitsch. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Selected Presentations

(03/01/2016 - 03/31/2016). “Who Speaks in the Work of Federico García Lorca.” . Florida State University

(01/01/2016 - 01/31/2016). “Vallejo and the Trials of Translation.” . MLA Convention. Austin

(10/13/2015 - 10/13/2015). “Lorquian Self-Fashioning.” .

Mayhew, J. (05/15/2015). Entre Lorca y Celan: modelos de una modernidad futura. International Congress on "Celan en España". University of Cáceres

Mayhew, J. (03/23/2015). Lorca's Muscial Legacy. ACLA. Seattle

Mayhew, J. (03/31/2011). Modernism and Cultural Exceptionalism: From Miguel de Unamuno to José Lezama Lima. CUNY Graduate Center.

Biography

Jonathan Mayhew graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 1981 and received his PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford in 1988. He has taught at the University of Kansas since 1996, after receiving tenure at the Ohio State University. Professor Mayhew is the author of four books on modern and contemporary peninsular poetry: Claudio Rodríguez and the Language of Poetic Vision (Bucknell, 1990), The Poetics of Self-Consciousness: Twentieth Century Spanish Poetry (Bucknell, 1994), Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch, (Chicago, 2009), and The Twilight of the Avant-Garde: Spanish Poetry 1980-2000 (Liverpool, 2009). His numerous articles, translations, and reviews have appeared in PMLA, Diacritics, Hispanic Review, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, The Nation, Revista de Libros, Insula, MLN, and elsewhere. In 2012, his achievements in scholarship were recognized by the awarding of the Higuchi prize. He lectures frequently in Spain.

Professor Mayhew is currently working on a book with the title What Lorca Knew: Fragments of a Late Modernity, and a volume of original poetry, Mayhew’s Mood. His multiple interests include translation theory, poetry and performance, and the relation between poetry and music. 


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